UFC 189 Embedded Vlog Series

Thursday July 2, 2015– The UFC has started to roll out the embedded vlog series which will preview UFC 189 which will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main event will feature an interim featherweight title bout between Conor McGregor (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and Chad Mendes (17-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC).  As we all know the UFC released a statement regarding Jose Aldo pulling out of the event:

In light of recent reports regarding the status of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, UFC has received official medical confirmation from several doctors that Aldo did not suffer a broken rib. Following a review of the scans, it has been determined that the champion suffered a bone bruise to his rib and cartilage injury during training. With this news, Aldo has expressed that he has every intention of facing Conor McGregor at UFC 189. While Aldo has indicated that he will compete in Las Vegas on July 11, UFC has confirmed a contingency plan. No.1 featherweight contender Chad Mendes will face McGregor for the interim UFC featherweight championship in the event Aldo cannot compete. UFC remains committed to delivering the featherweight and the welterweight championship fights at UFC 189 during UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas.

In the co-main event, welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (25-10 MMA, 10-4 UFC) will take on Rory MacDonald (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC).  Check out the Embedded Vlog Series below. Check back daily as we will add the other episodes as soon as they are available.


On Episode 1 of UFC 189 Embedded, the sport’s biggest stars converge in New York City, including featherweight contender Conor McGregor, welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and his opponent Rory MacDonald. After two days of UFC Fight Kit photo shoots, the sport’s champions, executives and media turn out for a massive Reebok launch. And there’s more big news brewing, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo announces that he’ll be unable to fight at UFC 189 – forcing McGregor to quickly shift gears for a new opponent, Chad Mendes. In Sacramento, California, Mendes charges head-first into training for the just-announced title fight. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on Pay-Per-View

EPISODE # 1

On Episode 2 of UFC 189 Embedded, the featherweight headliners are firing on all cylinders as title contenders Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes exchange unpleasantries on a national media call. McGregor continues to put in work in front of the camera, while Mendes prepares for the fight alongside his mentor, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on Pay-Per-View.

EPISODE # 2

On Episode 3 of UFC 189 Embedded, featherweight headliner Conor McGregor’s jet-set lifestyle takes him to Los Angeles for an appearance on Conan. In Sacramento, California opposing title contender Chad Mendes wakes up to discover that his phone number has been published by notorious MMA troll Chael Sonnen. Mendes cools off with a visit to a cryotherapy center. Back in Las Vegas, McGregor and team celebrate the arrival of their preferred mode of caffeine and get in some training. And Mendes watches his foe’s late-night appearance on Conan. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on Pay-Per-View.

EPISODE # 3

On Episode 4 of UFC 189 Embedded, headliner Chad Mendes trades the gym for a pool to test his endurance in the week before his featherweight title fight. His opponent Conor McGregor enjoys a poolside massage and adds a few unexpected weapons to his arsenal. Plus, welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Rory MacDonald do some final prep at home for their championship rematch. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on Pay-Per-View.

EPISODE # 4

On Episode 5 of UFC 189 Embedded, featherweight title contender Chad Mendes continues to train hard in Sacramento, California, motivated by the magnitude of the upcoming event. His opponent Conor McGregor does the same in Las Vegas, capping his day with a big-city display of fireworks. Mendes celebrates the holiday weekend on the water before setting off some DIY pyrotechnics. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on Pay-Per-View.

EPISODE # 5

On Episode 6 of UFC 189 Embedded, featherweight headliner Chad Mendes gives cameras a peek inside his healthy hunter’s lifestyle… and a tour of his chicken coop. Opponent Conor McGregor stays loose with a hot tub and soccer ball, while Dee Devlin talks about what it’s like to be the better half of “The Notorious” one. Welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald gets in one last strategic workout in Montreal, and Robbie Lawler arrives in Las Vegas ready to make his first UFC title defense. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on Pay-Per-View.

EPISODE # 6

On Episode 7 of UFC 189 Embedded, UFC International Fight Week is underway in Las Vegas. Featherweight headliner Conor McGregor dives right into the action in his adopted hometown with a high-end fan appearance before another training session. McGregor’s opponent Chad Mendes encounters a cancelled flight as he attempts to make his way to Nevada for the weekend’s title fight. Welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald also arrives and temporarily eschews the Strip for a quieter locale. The rest of the UFC 189 stars trickle into the MGM where they check their weight and sign posters. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on Pay-Per-View.

EPISODE # 7

On Episode 8 of UFC 189 Embedded, featherweight title contender Conor McGregor shares a look at life’s luxuries – and some insight into what they mean to him. He and opponent Chad Mendes, welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Rory MacDonald put on a show for fans at open workouts. Then it’s off to Thursday’s media day where the headliners again entertain, this time with heated insults. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on Pay-Per-View.

EPISODE # 8

On Episode 9 of UFC 189 Embedded, UFC International Fight Week is in full swing with the promotion’s athletes making their main event predictions at a UFC pool party. Back at the host hotel, featherweight title contender Chad Mendes goes incognito by getting dressed to the onesies. Then all eyes turn to the massive, record-setting UFC 189 weigh-in. Tempers flare on stage and behind the scenes as headliner Conor McGregor gets heated with both his opponent and Mendes’ teammate, Urijah Faber. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on Pay-Per-View.

EPISODE # 9

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